Dear students,

I know that one or two of you, who I have met recently, will be wondering where I vanished to, so here, by way of an apology, is an explanation!

About ten days ago, after coming home from work at the beautiful Ampleforth College, something happened and for a week, I was unable to sit, stand, or walk a step! I still do not know what it was, so I apologize for my absence and beg your indulgence! I wanted to be there, to teach you, but when paralysis set in, which has not vanished, then something had to be done, so I was rushed to hospital.

I am on the mend now, but it is a slow process! Hopefully, one day, we will meet again!

With every blessing,

Mr. Johnson